While cleaning out some storage space today, we unearthed a bit of tech history that Cupertino thought lost forever – the original and still-working Apple proof of concept iPod prototype (codenamed “iHernia”) from 1999. Luckily, they figured out how to scale the thing down by 2001.
How it ended up in the storage basement of a Bismarck, North Dakota ad agency, nobody seems to know, but now the bigger question is: “Museum or eBay?”
Never before published in Kentucky Fried Chicken’s official history or Colonel Harland David Sanders’ biography, it has now been revealed that the Colonel suffered from dissociative identity disorder in his later years after selling the corporation to John Y. Brown, Jr. in 1964. Continue reading
The 2007 Christmas card video from Kranzler Kingsley advertising agency and K2 Interactive. (In Quicktime)
Earlier this week, I was getting a sammich at the local Quiznos (which used to be “Quizno’s” – where’d the friggin’ apostrophe go?) when I noticed a prep sign revealing something very curious. Intrigued and more than a little bit horrified, I grabbed my mobile and snapped a wobbly pic of it (their plastic sneeze guard thingie got in my way a bit)…
Best as I can figure it, the Spoodle is a hybrid of the German Spitz and French Poodle, a delightful and delicious combination of liveliness, nobility and lean, tender meat.
Now exactly what the heck Spoodles are doing under the guise of “Chicken and Bacon Mix” is anybody’s guess, and why limit it to just the beige ones? Also, shouldn’t they have gone with a less-expensive mix like the Cockapoo to help keep their poor franchise owners’ prices down in today’s economy?
Of course, a Spoodle could also be a sporkian combination of spoon and ladle, but that would just be silly.
It was with great sadness that Ad to the Bone headquarters said goodbye to its elephantine, late-70s, piece-of-sh*t, hand-me-down-several-times-over Zenith console television set late last week. Granted, its color capabilities had been diminished to black and blue and white for quite some time, it needed a wedge placed under its right front half to keep the interior wiring connected and the screen from “pooming” down into nothing but a big bright dot in the center, and required an almost-daily Fonzie Thump on its side to properly turn back on, but it was family and we loved it.
Of very special note is that they went through the trouble to trademark this sentence.
(this is clay-based cell phone pic)
Found at the North Dakota State Fair.
As some of you might have noticed, Ad to the Bone’s Blog to the Bone has been quiet for a while. So what the heckamadoodle’s been going on? Well, I accepted an AdLand assignment to Miami to cover a Sony commercial which, well, covered downdown Miami.
Mosey on over to sister site AdLand to find out more about Foam City.
Years ago, I saw a teeny tiny black and white image of this delightful magazine cover in an old National Lampoon True Facts collection. Had to have it, so I started looking around. After a considerable bit of digging, I found out that the mag appeared to have gone through several name changes and owners since them days. Hmm. Wonder why. But thanks to a bit of luck and a dusty warehouse in Illinois, this wonderful back issue is now in the hands of this proud bone daddy. Enjoy.
Hooray for first posts!